Philadelphia Hospital Closure

Protesters demonstrate against the planned closure of Hahnemann University Hospital at City Hall in Philadelphia Thursday.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia hospital has given notice that it will be diverting trauma victims to other facilities despite a state warning against taking steps toward closure.

Hahnemann University Hospital said Saturday that it notified the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation Friday night that it was “de-designating” as a Level 1 and 2 trauma facility.

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